No- Bake Peanut- Mocha En­erg y Bars Per bar: 250 cal; 8g prot; 14g to­tal fat ( 3.5g sat fat); 26g carb; 0mg chol; 190mg sod; 4g fiber; 11g su­gar

Better Nutrition - - EATING 4 HEALTH -

Makes 6– 8 bars Th­ese easy- to- make bars are a power- packed snack for late- af­ter­noon en­ergy slumps or a quick eye- open­ing break­fast ( your morn­ing cof­fee’s mixed right in). The peanut but­ter and oats pro­vide last­ing stamina, and cof­fee and choco­late add caf­feine for a quick pickme- up. Other en­ergy- boost­ing add- ins to try: MCT oil, maca pow­der, L- ty­ro­sine pow­der, or gin­seng pow­der. 1 cup quick oats ½ cup creamy or crunchy peanut but­ter 3 Tbs. honey 2 Tbs. in­stant espresso pow­der 2 Tbs. co­coa pow­der 2 Tbs. ca­cao nibs or mini choco­late chips 1 tsp. vanilla ex­tract ¼ tsp. salt Cut sheet of parch­ment to fit bot­tom and two sides of 8- inch- square pan with edges hang­ing over. Set aside.

In large bowl, com­bine oats, peanut but­ter, honey, espresso, co­coa pow­der, ca­cao nibs or choco­late chips, vanilla, and salt. Stir to mix well. Press mix­ture firmly into bot­tom of pan. Freeze 30 min­utes to 1 hour. Us­ing parch­ment over­hang, lift bars from pan. Cut into squares. Serve im­me­di­ately, or pack in in­di­vid­ual snack- sized bags and freeze for easy trans­port.

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